To get out of cleaning a park as community service, Homer fakes his own death. When this results in the family's utilities being cut off, Marge puts pressure on him to reveal that he is alive. However, the spurious news of his "death" brings his long-lost mother - a hippie who is on the run from the law because of her activism against Mr. Burns - back to Springfield. Written by
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[reading a tombstone, talks into his "radio"
Put out an APB on a Uosdwis R Dewoh. Uh, better start with Greektown.
That's Homer J Simpson, chief. You're reading it upside down.
Uh, cancel that APB. But, uh, bring back some of them, uh, gyros.
Uh, chief, you're talking into your wallet.
[Chief Wiggum's wallet flips open
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Blowin' in the Wind
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Glenn Close See more